We will review them briefly, to provide not only a classification of general value, but also an appreciation of the nature of the problem and the challenges that face us. Overt Disasters Overt disasters are environmental releases which leave no ambiguity about their sources and their potential harm. Examples are Seveso, Bhopal and Chernobyl.
However, there is no better way to increase efficiency and consistency in your business than by managing your processes effectively.
To prove it, this post will dive into 17 BPM statistics to show: The growth of the market as a whole has been steady as more businesses realize the power of documenting and managing their processes. Some of the figures in this post will demonstrate core examples of just how important BPM is to running a successful business thus the growing market valuebut to give you a brief overview, documenting, tracking, and managing your processes lets you: Limit or entirely eliminate human error Ensure that no shortcuts are taken Have everyone performing their tasks correctly and reliably Reduce the friction of tasks by ensuring everyone always knows what to do and how to do it Reduce costs by improving on outdated or downright bad processes Easily track the performance of your employees across their various tasks Increase the accountability of your employees both to motivate them and to see who is responsible for what Show managers, stakeholders, potential investors, or just your employees as a whole how your business is run, what goes into completing every task, and the due care taken to achieve the results you do.
The whole point of having processes is to let you carry out repeated tasks consistently, easily, and effectively, with any problems being recorded and prevented in future runs by improving the process.
As such, any and all tasks that are carried out more than once should be documented as a process which can then be run repeatedly. On that note, failure to measure and manage your processes effectively leaves you wide open to the normalization of deviance.
In short, having rough guidelines that can be filled in later is better than trying to be too overly detailed. Remembering this will let you create processes for more than just your standard work duties. The Mars Climate Orbiter was intended to maneuver to orbit Mars at a height of km, but it was built to be able to withstand a minimum altitude of 80km just to be safe.
Usually, this would have been a healthy margin for error, but it disintegrated after being set on a trajectory which would bring it within 57km of the surface.
Sometimes preventing simple human mistakes is the most powerful thing a documented process can do. The Chernobyl disaster is mostly discussed in conversations about the dangers and benefits of various types of energy, but it also serves as a core example of why it is vitally important for documented processes to be followed, and the potential results of those processes being ignored.
The point is that even the most carefully laid processes in the world need to be carefully monitored and enforced in order to take effect. Not only that, but literally every person involved in the process needs to know exactly why the process is important, and why each and every element in the process has to be carried out in the way that it does.
Microsoft Azure experienced 4. However, Microsoft Azure takes the cake for demonstrating how assumptions can cause massive damage to a business or product, and how proper BPM is required to prevent that. Thanks to that one assumption, an infinite loop was created in the source code which required reverting and a full restart for anyone stuck in the loop.
The damage was done, however, and a collective 4. This shows how vital it is to manage your processes correctly and make sure that everyone involved understands why every step is important to achieving the final goal.
The Azure engineer at fault knew precisely what the process was but instead chose to assume that the deployment would be low risk and thus not a problem. If he knew the potential consequences and subsequent downtimethe extra time would have been taken to follow the process to the letter.
As a side note, this habit of taking shortcuts and skipping elements of the process can be limited by using a piece of BPM software that lets you track the progress of every run of every process.
For example, Process Street lets you document your processes as templates and then run checklists from those templates to track an individual instance of a process. This can sound a little complicated, but take employee onboarding as an example. Your employee onboarding template is the record of the actual process to follow — the guidelines which tell you how to complete every task and supply the resources to do so.As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from rutadeltambor.com By all means use these statistics (and this post) to show to anyone who’s not convinced why processes and BPM are important, but don’t get so bogged down and intimidated that you never end up starting.
Note: The division in the top 10 is dependent upon death toll, injuries, (lasting) damage and media exposure of the environmental disasters in question.
A newly released study, produced with help from eight universities, found some good news. Between and , the global impact of human activities on the terrestrial environment is expanding more slowly than the rates of . S11 E2 End of the Rope In the early days of dark winter, falling temperatures and a heavy snowfall force Alaskans to quickly finish their projects or risk falling behind.
Overview of Immediate Effects The three categories of immediate effects are: blast, thermal radiation (heat), and prompt ionizing or nuclear radiation.